We were scheduled to fly to Miami on the way to Rio - but our jet had mechanical troubles. So Thursday they re-routed us to fly through Dallas. It was such a clear day on Thursday - even with my little Canon snapshot camera - I got this great picture.
If you put an imaginary clock face on the picture - at about 8 o'clock - is a red/orange brick building about 7 stories high. This is the Texas School Book Depository where Lee Harvey Oswald lay in waiting with a mail order rifle to kill President Kennedy. The sixth floor of that building has been made into a museum - complete with boxes of school books piled into a pillbox - scraps from a fast food lunch - an a view from the infamous window.
You can also see the triple overpass - where the railroad crosses over 3 streets squeezed together. In the shadow on this picture between the building and the bridge is Zapruder filmed the event live with his Bell & Howell movie from the grassy knoll.
After the damage was done - the convertible carrying his lifeless body sped onto that expressway on the left to the hospital.
I was in 10th grade at the time - watching the event in the study hall of the old Tamaqua High School on High Street. In 1963 - we JFK probably never even heard of the Beatles. This is what I think of when flying into Dallas.